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Doll Sleeping Bag Tutorial

Updated: Jan 30, 2023

Kimberley is a fellow Craft Cotton blogger and her first fabric collection hit the shelves at the end of 2022. They have all been a big hit, but it was the patchwork style print that I couldn't resist a little make with. I love putting a patchwork together, but it is nice to cheat occasionally. This project uses just one fat quarter plus some fleece lining.

Alfie's best mate often enjoys a play date with us and makes the most of all the quilts and blankets that we have naturally dotted around the place, so for Christmas I thought she would appreciate a sleeping bag for her dolls using this fabric. It was basically just the best excuse I could come up with to sew something with it.



1. Cut your fat quarter in half vertically. Cut the same amount of wadding and fleece.

I often back quilts with fleece, so I always have small amounts in my stash, the same goes with the wadding. Projects like this are always a good justification for all those bits you stash away.

2. Pin the wadding to the wrong side of the fabric.

3. Quilt the two fabrics together, I have gone with diagonals through the squares in a yellow thread.

4. Place the two pieces right sides together and pin. Sew from a patch and a half down all the way around up to the other side.

5. Repeat step 4 with the fleece but leave an opening of a few inches so you can turn it out later.

You can see some of my trial and error stitching on this picture!

6. Turn the fleece the right way around and put it inside the patchwork sleeping bag so the right sides are together. Pin all the raw edges together as shown. Sew. When you get the join, do a backstitch to secure it. Clip the corners and turn out.

7. Sew the opening closed. It will be hidden away so it is up to you if you do this by hand or with the machine. (I cheated and used the machine).

8. Give it a good press and top stitch around the top edges to finish.

This super simple fat quarter project is sure to be a hit with any doll loving kiddies. They can tuck them up on the go, in their pram or a sleepover on the bedroom floor. You can size this up or down depending on the doll. I have kept to a fat quarter to keep it simple. Doesn't the patchwork fabric look affective?! Happy sewing and be sure to subscribe for more free tutorials, new fabric arrivals and special offers.

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